2022 University of Michigan Week of SEISMIC

May 2-6, 2022; Ann Arbor, MI

Overview


The UM Week of SEISMIC is an opportunity to bring together our local campus community around SEISMIC-related topics. During this week we will host research presentations, discussions on the UM Course Equity Reports, and working meetings for our Measurement and Constructs Working Groups. The UM Enriching Scholarship Virtual Conference is also scheduled for May 4-5, 2022 and UM community members are encouraged to attend. Several SEISMIC members, including Sara Brownell (slideshow), Susan Cheng, Elizabeth Levesque, Perry Samson, Nita Tarchinski, and Vanessa Woods, will be presenting! In addition, we share information below on opportunities to learn more about the new Central Campus Classroom Building, to learn more about SEISMIC, to engage with our Summer Book, and to join us for various social events. We hope to see you at our UM Week of SEISMIC!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Schedule


All posted times are in ET. All in-person participants should complete the ResponsiBLUE screening each day before attending our events and be prepared to show their ResponsiBLUE screen upon arrival. Email nitaked@umich.edu if you have any questions.

Please note the following building addresses:

  • Palmer Commons – 100 Washtenaw Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
  • LSA Building – 500 S State St. Ann Arbor, MI 48109
  • Michigan League – 911 N University Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
  • Central Campus Classroom Building – 1225 Geddes Ave. Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Monday, May 2

 

1:00 – 2:30 PM

 

Slideshow

 

Equity Reports Presentation

Using equity data to inform campus change

HYBRID. Open to SEISMIC community. Please register to attend in-person. Refreshments will be provided to in-person registered participants.

Location: Palmer Commons, Great Lakes North (4th Floor); https://umich.zoom.us/j/98360761141

Overview

The Assessment Toolkit team’s mission is to ease the friction around using institutional equity data to inform and enable campus change. Building on our Course Equity Report work, we’re scaling our efforts to produce Major and School Equity Reports, and building new tools to support program evaluation. Come join us to hear about the progress on these efforts, the feedback we’ve gotten from faculty so far, and discuss next steps.

 

Cait Hayward

Presenter

Eric Bell

Presenter

Heather Rypkema

Presenter

Nick Young

Presenter

Becky Matz

Presenter

 

4:00 – 5:00 PM

 

Open Time for Meetings

HYBRID

Location: LSA Building, Room 1040; https://umich.zoom.us/j/95908676507

Opportunity to meet one-on-one with SEISMIC colleagues. Feel free to schedule meetings with people and use this space. Or, stop by and chat with whoever is around. Project Manager Nita Tarchinski will be available for SEISMIC questions.

 

6:00 – 8:00 PM

 

Dinner (on your own)

Location: Jolly Pumpkin Café & Brewery, 311 S Main St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Feel free to stop by to eat with SEISMIC colleagues if you are interested. Friends and family are welcome. Individuals are responsible for their meal costs.

Tuesday, May 3

 

8:00 – 9:00 AM

 

Breakfast (on your own)

Some spots to check out – Bruegger’s Bagels, aMa Bistro, Angelo’s, Afternoon Delight.

 

9:30 – 11:30 AM

 

 

Measurement Working Meeting

IN-PERSON

Location: LSA Building, Room 1040

The purpose of this meeting is to advance work on the parallel analysis paper being led by Sarah Castle.

Leads: Sarah Castle, Carson Byrd

 

12:00 – 1:30 PM

Slideshow

 

Lunch Presentation

“Creating more inclusive STEM learning environments for LGBTQ+ individuals”

HYBRID. Open to SEISMIC community. Please register to attend in-person. Lunch will be provided to in-person registered participants.

Location: Michigan League Koessler Room (3rd floor) for lunch (12-12:30 pm) and presentation (12:30 – 1:30 pm); https://umich.zoom.us/j/99107617883

Abstract

The sciences have been considered an unwelcoming space for LGBTQ+ individuals and LGBTQ+ students are less likely to persist in STEM majors compared to their straight and cis peers.  In this seminar, I will discuss how we can work toward a more equitable STEM community by creating more inclusive academic environments for LGBTQ+ individuals.  I will review three studies examining the experiences of LGBTQ+ individuals in academic biology.  The first explores the challenges that active learning biology courses may present for LGBTQ+ students and highlights these students’ need for LGBTQ+ role models in biology.  The second study examines what encourages LGBTQ+ instructors to reveal or conceal their LGBTQ+ identities to students in their college biology courses and identifies how we can create academic spaces where more people feel comfortable revealing their LGBTQ+ identities.  The final study measures the impact of an instructor revealing their LGBTQ+ identity in a biology class on all students as well as on LGBTQ+ students specifically.  The seminar concludes by discussing ways to make academic STEM more inclusive for LGBTQ+ individuals.

Sara Brownell

Presenter

 

3:00 – 5:00 PM

 

 

Measurement Working Meeting

HYBRID

Location: LSA Building, Room 1168; https://umich.zoom.us/j/93492492867

The purpose of this meeting is to advance work on the parallel analysis paper being led by Sarah Castle.

Leads: Sarah Castle, Carson Byrd

 

6:00 – 8:00 PM

 

Measurement Group Dinner

Location: Black Pearl – 302 S Main St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

This meal is for participants in the Measurement Working Meetings and invited members of the UM community.

Wednesday, May 4

 

8:00 – 9:00 AM

 

 

Breakfast (on your own)

Some spots to check out – Bruegger’s Bagels, aMa Bistro, Angelo’s, Afternoon Delight.

 

9:30 – 11:30 AM

 

 

Measurement Working Meeting

IN-PERSON

Location: LSA Building, Room 1168

The purpose of this meeting is to advance work on the parallel analysis paper being led by Sarah Castle.

Leads: Sarah Castle, Carson Byrd

 

12:00 – 1:30 PM

 

 

Lunch (on your own)

Some spots to check out – Zingerman’s Delicatessen, Michigan Union or Michigan League Dining, Frita Batidos, Tomukun Noodle Bar, HopCat, Madras Masala, Avalon Cafe and Kitchen, Totoro, Red Hawk Bar & Grill

 

2:00 – 4:00 PM

 

 

Open Time for Measurement Work

HYBRID

Location: LSA Building, Room 1168; https://umich.zoom.us/j/96512370822

Opportunity for Measurement Working Group members to meet as needed for additional work on the parallel analysis paper being led by Sarah Castle.

 

4:00 – 6:00 PM

 

 

 

SEISMIC Info & Summer Book Launch

IN-PERSON. Open to SEISMIC community. Please register to attend. Refreshments will be provided to in-person registered participants.

Location: Michigan League, Henderson Room (3rd Floor)

Please join us to learn more about the SEISMIC collaboration, pick up some SEISMIC swag, and to launch our SEISMIC Summer Book – Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom by bell hooks. SEISMIC will be reading this book in the month of May and discussing it during our SEISMIC Summer Meeting, June 13-17, 2022. The book discussion will be open to all interested on June 14, 12-1:30 pm ET. Please mark your calendars!

Tim McKay

Presenter

Nita Tarchinski

Presenter

Thursday, May 5

 

8:00 – 9:00 AM

 

 

Breakfast (on your own)

Some spots to check out – Bruegger’s Bagels, aMa Bistro, Angelo’s, Afternoon Delight.

 

9:30 – 11:30 AM

 

 

Constructs Working Meeting

IN-PERSON

Location: LSA Building, Room 1040

Meeting for anyone in-person during the UM Week of SEISMIC interested in the Constructs Working Group.

Leads: Constructs Working Group co-chairs

 

11:45 AM – 1:00 PM

 

 

Lunch (on your own)

Some spots to check out – Zingerman’s Delicatessen, Michigan Union or Michigan League Dining, Frita Batidos, Tomukun Noodle Bar, HopCat, Madras Masala, Avalon Cafe and Kitchen, Totoro, Red Hawk Bar & Grill

 

1:00 – 2:00 PM

Recording

Slideshow

 

Presentation

Capturing the Collaborative Design of Culturally Relevant Inquiry Activities

HYBRID. Open to SEISMIC community. 

Location: LSA Building, Room 1040; https://umich.zoom.us/j/93375854134

Abstract

Student engagement in STEM increases when research activities are included in the curriculum. However, culturally relevant education creates a more equitable experience for students by engaging their particular interests and activating the resources they bring to the classroom. Together with instructors, researchers, and community members we designed and implemented a classroom-based inquiry unit where students investigated apun (Iñupiaq word for snow on the ground) in science courses at Iḷisaġvik College. Through this unit, students were empowered to apply their local and Traditional knowledge along with science concepts and practices to conduct research on the changing Arctic. We used design based implementation research to capture the extent to which local and Traditional resources were integrated alongside Western science as the unit was iterated over multiple semesters. Here we will present how the design of the unit changed to better integrate these resources in response to classroom observations and instructor and student reflections.

Ginger Shultz

Presenter

 

3:00 – 4:30 PM

 

 

Constructs Frameworks Project Meeting

HYBRID

Location: LSA Building, Room 1168; https://umich.zoom.us/j/91683142794

The purpose of this meeting is to advance work on the Frameworks primers.

Leads: Natasha Turman, Nikeetha Farfan D’Souza

 

5:00 – 6:30 PM

 

Constructs Group Dinner

Location: Café Zola – 112 W Washington St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

This meal is for participants in the Constructs Working Meetings and invited members of the UM community.

 

7:00 – 10:00 PM

 

 

Movie Night (on your own)

Catch a movie at the Michigan Theater or State Theater, currently playing the new Fantastic Beasts, Everything Everywhere All At Once, Doctor Strange, and more!

Friday, May 6

 

8:45 – 10:15 AM

 

 

Teaching Large Classes in the New CCCB:  An Open House

IN-PERSON. Open to UM faculty and staff**. Pre-registration is requested.

**Please note – we will update here once we find out if this event is open to SEISMIC members not at UM who are visiting for UM Week of SEISMIC. UPDATE: Yes, this event is open to all SEISMIC members!

Location: Central Campus Classroom Building

In Winter 2022, U-M opened state-of-the-art, active learning classrooms in the new Central Campus Classroom Building (CCCB) with seating capacities ranging from 100 to over 570 seats. The Provost’s Office, in partnership with the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT) and LSA Technology Services, is sponsoring an open house for the new Central Campus Classroom Building (CCCB). Come hear from some of the first faculty who taught in the building and learn how they leveraged these spaces to enhance student learning in large courses. Participants will have the opportunity to tour the building, attend room-specific presentations led by faculty who taught in the inaugural Winter 2022 term, and visit a virtual poster fair showing creative approaches to using the CCCB active learning rooms. Light refreshments will be provided.

 

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Recording

Slideshow

 

Presentation

Remembering and Reclaiming the “Critical” in the Age of Anti-CRT America: What Does “Critical” Mean and Why is this Important for DEI in STEM Higher Education Now? 

HYBRID. Open to SEISMIC community. 

Location: LSA Building, Room 1040; https://umich.zoom.us/j/98956380941

Abstract

The recent wave of what is loosely and not quite accurately termed as the ‘anti-CRT movement’ in the United States is an important phenomenon to note as researchers studying equity and inclusion in STEM education. This movement is currently characterized by banning discussions of race and justice along with historical accounts of people of color in the United States in K-12 classrooms. However, it also serves as a vehicle for further marginalization and inequities in higher education and society as seen in the simultaneously emerging discriminatory legal policies against people of color, women, the queer and trans community.

In this seminar, using this movement as a starting point , I present a scholarly review and analysis of the ways the construct ‘critical’ is defined in society and in research literature to highlight the importance of understanding what critical means (and does not mean), especially in the age of misinformation and hateful rhetoric (REMEMBERING). I will review key papers & studies, and share my own research, to show how the “critical” is/could be utilized in STEM education research to enhance DEI. Finally, I also offer the audience a framework they can use to integrate critical perspectives in their own work related to DEI (RECLAIMING).

Nikeetha Farfan D’Souza

Presenter

 

12:00 – 1:30 PM

 

 

Lunch (on your own)

Some spots to check out – Zingerman’s Delicatessen, Michigan Union or Michigan League Dining, Frita Batidos, Tomukun Noodle Bar, HopCat, Madras Masala, Avalon Cafe and Kitchen, Totoro, Red Hawk Bar & Grill